Rock Solid seeking volunteers for final phase of construction of residence near Scottsguard
Volunteers have helped turn the Rock Solid Refuge from a building shell into a nearly completed residence following a busy summer of activity.
Crews of volunteers from Mennonite Disaster Services have helped transform the program’s 7,200 square foot facility near Scottsguard past the half done phase during the summer months. Teams volunteered during July and the first half of August to tackle construction duties like drywalling, roofing, insulation, along with plumbing and electrical work.
Mennonite Disaster Services chose Rock Solid Refuge as a project for their youth Volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Services spent the summer months assisting with construction work at Rock Solid Refuge. and adult volunteers, bringing in support from Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, along with volunteers from the United States to work during weeklong shifts this summer.
Rock Solid Refuge is a program aimed at teenage boys aged 13 to 17 who are struggling with life controlling issues.
Site construction began back in April, and CEO Tim Ramage estimates the project is between 65 and 70 per cent finished, with siding work being done this week and the finishing work will happen over the coming months.
looking for help and resources to get it complete,” Ramage said. “We are striving to be open this November.”
Ramage explained the construction project has allowed their programming to transition from a summer camp project into a yearround residential program.
“I just want to thank the community for being behind this project and how they have supported it,” he said.